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#Fighting Covid Surge : Sonia Gandhi Calls For All Party Meet, Slams Modi Government For Poor Handling

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Interim Congress president Sonia Gandhi chaired a meeting of all party MPs from the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha to assess the situation arising out of the second wave of COVID-19 and evolve a political strategy. She said the Congress firmly believes that fighting the pandemic is not a ‘government versus us’ battle but a ‘us versus corona’ battle.

Gandhi addressed the MPs and sought the views of the Congress parliamentarians on how to deal with the situation. This is the first meeting of the Congress Parliamentary Party (CPP) after the Budget session of Parliament that ended in March.

The Covid battle transcends political differences and everyone has to fight it together as a nation, Congress president Sonia Gandhi said at a meeting of the Congress Parliamentary Party .

The Modi government, she said, must urgently call an all-party meeting on the COVID-19 situation. She also demanded that standing committees be convened to ensure collective action and accountability to combat the pandemic better.

In a scathing attack on the Modi government she said, Congress demands that standing committees must be convened to ensure collective action, accountability to combat pandemic better. “Tackling COVID crisis requires able, visionary leadership; nation is sinking under weight of Modi govt’s indifference. India is crippled by political leadership that has no empathy for people, Modi govt has failed people of country ” said Sonia Gandhi.

Addressing her party’s MPs for the first time since the election results to four states and one union territory, she said the CWC would meet soon to review the outcome. “We as a party collective must draw appropriate lessons from this setback in polls in the spirit of humility and honesty,” she said, describing the Congress’ performance in the recently concluded elections as very disappointing. “We as a party collective must draw appropriate lessons from this setback in polls in spirit of humility, honesty,” Sonia Gandhi said.

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